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  1. pbustosjr1's Avatar
    i was wanting to know if there is any way to get around this situation. I write a text message and whenever the field is full i cant continue writing. So i was wondering if there is any way i can write a long text message and the phone register the message as 1 of 2 or so on? I have a curve 8330. is it just the blackberry 8330 that this happens to? Thanks
    04-20-09 01:18 PM
  2. big.daddy's Avatar
    at the moment there is not a way around this for sms. You can however send an mms for the long ones until someone develops an app for it.
    04-20-09 02:03 PM
  3. CBRblackberry's Avatar
    I know what you mean. My old Razr would do this--you could type as much as you would like and it would send it all at once and just divide it up. I've had the same issues with my Curve. Maybe this will be one of the things they fix in the future!
    04-20-09 02:35 PM
  4. Jim from NW Pa's Avatar
    Its called SMS for a reason.... Short message..... As already stated just send as mms

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-20-09 05:31 PM
  5. TwinsX2Dad's Avatar
    VZW does offer Extended Messaging for dumbphones - the limit is (I think) 500 characters. Unfortunately, BlackBerry does not handle this, nor do BlackBerrys split long messages.

    As long as you're using a BlackBerry, you are stuck with the SMS limit - use MMS or email.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-20-09 05:45 PM
  6. impact87's Avatar
    at the moment there is not a way around this for sms. You can however send an mms for the long ones until someone develops an app for it.
    Thats what I do
    04-20-09 05:57 PM
  7. eve6er69's Avatar
    That's what I missed anout my treo 800w was the ability to send really lont txt's

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-20-09 05:58 PM
  8. YourMobileGuru's Avatar
    VZW does offer Extended Messaging for dumbphones - the limit is (I think) 500 characters. Unfortunately, BlackBerry does not handle this, nor do BlackBerrys split long messages.

    As long as you're using a BlackBerry, you are stuck with the SMS limit - use MMS or email.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    It still only works if for some phones (most Moto and recent LG ones) but not all and if you send your message to someone off network the message still gets truncated. Send an MMS and be done with it.
    04-21-09 12:49 AM
  9. bnbpapa's Avatar
    I had an 8310 on AT&T and it would just break it up into pages 1of*, 2of*, 3of*
    Maybe it's a VZW thing???
    04-21-09 10:13 AM
  10. TwinsX2Dad's Avatar
    Verizon definitely does support EMS. It appears VZW BB software does not support this feature. Here is an excerpt from a Verizon PDF I found explaining EMS:

    "Extended Message Length: An EMS capable handset will allow you to compose an Enhanced TXT message longer than the 160-character limit. EMS capable handsets can send and receive messages over 1000 characters long."*

    Read the PDF file here: *http://support.vzw.com/pdf/HowTo_TXTmessaging.pdf

    The unofficial statement regarding this is that some carriers may add the feature in using carrier OS customization. The VZW OS does not include this customization. The why's might be that the BlackBerry has so many ways to message, adding another could be redundant. Another is that the EMS feature on BlackBerry may not be compatible with non-BlackBerry phones. Can you imagine typing 1000 characters to a Nokia phone on AT&T only to have 840 characters truncated?

    Regardless of the reason, there is nothing currently available in a VZW BlackBerry unless a third-party app is available. And with the limitations of BlackBerry, any third-party option would be a workaround, at best.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Last edited by TwinsX2Dad; 04-21-09 at 11:35 AM.
    04-21-09 11:28 AM
  11. big.daddy's Avatar
    alltel BB software does not support this feature either. I know t-mobiles does and i believe that Att's does also. so it looks like you'll have to use mms or switch to t-mobile or Att. you could always become a 3rd party app developer.
    04-21-09 11:32 AM
  12. Transfigured's Avatar
    Want 2 add a thanks 4 mms tip.
    04-21-09 11:53 AM
  13. pbustosjr1's Avatar
    Wow thanks for the many replies to my post. To be honest with u I never really knew SMS meant short message...lol....and yea I guess ill jus stick with writing long messages thru MMS....thanks a lot!!!
    04-21-09 11:55 AM
  14. GeekyDad's Avatar
    I've been developing just such an app, and I hope to be launching it very soon. I am looking to add a few more quality beta testers, which is why I am posting here. If you're interested, please send me a PM or use the email link by clicking my screen name. I am looking for testers who meet the following criteria:

    - You are currently using a CDMA carrier such as Verizon, Sprint, Alltel, Telus, or Bell.
    - You do a lot of texting and are often needing to type more than 160 characters.
    - You understand that this is *beta* testing, and so the app will not be perfect.
    - You have time to play with the app, and are willing to send me some feedback regarding problems, likes, dislikes, suggestions, etc...

    I'm especially interested in those who are using my QuickText app, as these two apps will have the ability to work together.
    04-21-09 02:15 PM
  15. cate's Avatar
    I've been developing just such an app, and I hope to be launching it very soon. I am looking to add a few more quality beta testers, which is why I am posting here. If you're interested, please send me a PM or use the email link by clicking my screen name. I am looking for testers who meet the following criteria:

    - You are currently using a CDMA carrier such as Verizon, Sprint, Alltel, Telus, or Bell.
    - You do a lot of texting and are often needing to type more than 160 characters.
    - You understand that this is *beta* testing, and so the app will not be perfect.
    - You have time to play with the app, and are willing to send me some feedback regarding problems, likes, dislikes, suggestions, etc...

    I'm especially interested in those who are using my QuickText app, as these two apps will have the ability to work together.
    Definitely interested.

    I use MMS a lot and while it's frustrating, it takes care of the trick.
    04-21-09 02:47 PM
  16. slvryaris's Avatar
    I think Verizon only permits 160 characters when sending a single text. Anything more and it has to be sent in another message.
    04-21-09 10:23 PM
  17. YourMobileGuru's Avatar
    This limitation is not just for Verizon BB's. All CDMA BB's (Sprint, US Cel, AllTell, etc.) have this limitation.
    04-21-09 10:27 PM
  18. YourMobileGuru's Avatar
    I think Verizon only permits 160 characters when sending a single text. Anything more and it has to be sent in another message.
    SMS is Short Message System and by definition is 160 characters. This is not a Verizon limitation it is simply how cel phones work.

    What you and others have talked about -- breaking text messages up into multiple pieces -- is called EMS or Enhanced Messaging System. It is NOT uniformly supported across carriers and handset brands on the CDMA side of things. Many VZW phones DO support this (but BB's don't), however it on;y works if you are sending the message to other VZW customers. Other messages are just truncated at 160 characters and you generally get a message back telling you this.

    MMS on the other hand has a thousand character limit and there is no need to break up the message
    04-21-09 10:32 PM
  19. Mystic205's Avatar
    For those still confused I will repeat what vzwrocka is saying..

    SMS by DEFINITION is limited to 160 characters. period.

    Mobile technology be it GSM, CDMA, or even 2 cans and string whatever.. all adhere to this defintion... This has NOTHING to do with VZ or with RIM.

    "SOME" combination of carriers and phones allow concantenation of multiple SMS msgs to create a >160 char. txt. Now... by "some" i mean just that, so do NOT assume that just cos you sent a long winded txt that someone actually received the entire amount.. many recipients will only get the first 160characters..

    Use SMS for what it was intended for... SHORT messages..lol


    This limitation is not just for Verizon BB's. All CDMA BB's (Sprint, US Cel, AllTell, etc.) have this limitation.
    04-22-09 02:00 PM
  20. Silvertree's Avatar
    While I understand the many messaging options, it is a pain when you don't think about it before you start typing.
    04-22-09 02:03 PM
  21. Jim from NW Pa's Avatar
    While I understand the many messaging options, it is a pain when you don't think about it before you start typing.
    That friend is why the BlackBerry's ability to cut/paste is so magical.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-22-09 04:54 PM
  22. thac's Avatar
    I've been developing just such an app, and I hope to be launching it very soon. I am looking to add a few more quality beta testers, which is why I am posting here. If you're interested, please send me a PM or use the email link by clicking my screen name. I am looking for testers who meet the following criteria:

    - You are currently using a CDMA carrier such as Verizon, Sprint, Alltel, Telus, or Bell.
    - You do a lot of texting and are often needing to type more than 160 characters.
    - You understand that this is *beta* testing, and so the app will not be perfect.
    - You have time to play with the app, and are willing to send me some feedback regarding problems, likes, dislikes, suggestions, etc...

    I'm especially interested in those who are using my QuickText app, as these two apps will have the ability to work together.
    I don't have the time to test this properly, but I hope those that do have the time make this program the best they can because I don't usually think a message is going to go to 160 characters but I end up going way past it and having to copy/paste to MMS every time.
    04-22-09 05:50 PM
  23. djryry's Avatar
    I've been developing just such an app, and I hope to be launching it very soon. I am looking to add a few more quality beta testers, which is why I am posting here. If you're interested, please send me a PM or use the email link by clicking my screen name. I am looking for testers who meet the following criteria:

    - You are currently using a CDMA carrier such as Verizon, Sprint, Alltel, Telus, or Bell.
    - You do a lot of texting and are often needing to type more than 160 characters.
    - You understand that this is *beta* testing, and so the app will not be perfect.
    - You have time to play with the app, and are willing to send me some feedback regarding problems, likes, dislikes, suggestions, etc...

    I'm especially interested in those who are using my QuickText app, as these two apps will have the ability to work together.
    hey!

    I'm very interested in testing your software. im always always texting and have a tendency to be rather long winded [personally i prefer elaborative], but anyways, I'd be interested in being a beta tester and if not, I'd just love to know when your app comes out.
    06-13-09 07:07 PM
  24. 12elentless's Avatar
    swap to att.

    there is an app out now for it. its in the app section on here.
    06-13-09 07:14 PM
  25. lastraid's Avatar
    swap to att.

    there is an app out now for it. its in the app section on here.
    Why would you need you need to swap to ATT. Beyond 160 works with all carriers as far as I know. The only thing you watch is your SMS if you are not an unlim plan
    06-13-09 07:15 PM
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